Bohemian Rhapsody is not just a film, or rockumentary, about Freddy Mercury, but a tribute to Queen as a whole and how they took risks in their music and became the great performers they all are/were.
We all know how the story ends but it is interesting to see the Origin of Queen and glimpse some of the life that Freddy lived. However, you get the feeling that there was a lot more to his darker times than we saw but, it was a 12A, so it couldn’t go too dark. Perhaps they could have been a bit more risque but, then again, it might have tarnished what is primarily a feel good film so I think they made the right choice.
It is true that Rami Malek as Freddy is superb (to the point were you think he is him) but, TBH, all the actors playing the band members were great as well as the supporting cast of hanger-ons and family members.
It goes without saying that the music is fantastic but there is plenty of time for emotional turmoil, redemption and a fantastic rousing ending.
Verdict: A highly entertaining tribute to a rock god which provides an interesting story to go along with its legendary music. Well worth being rocked by.